Ekasit at Thailand unspecified location

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Ekasit at Thailand unspecified location

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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
People killed:1: owner Somsak Riengngen, November 2017
Location:Thailand unspecified location
ArrivedThailand unspecified location
from Chiang Mai Zoo
Chiang Mai Zoo
from Somsak Riengngen
Born: unknown
Document updated2018-05-31:
An elephant that has starred in feature films and commercials has crushed its owner to death in Thailand, zoo officials say, setting off fresh debate over the kingdom’s animal tourism industry. The accident took place on Monday morning in the northern city of Chiang Mai, just after the owner, Somsak Riengngen, unchained the five-tonne elephant, called Ekasit.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/28/celebrity-elephant-crushes-owner-to-death-in-thailand

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